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Alaska Legislature Approves Resolution Urging Federal Government to Respect Their State’s Marijuana Law

Alaska’s full legislature has passed a resolution urging the federal government to respect their marijuana laws, and to consider a change in federal law. House Joint Resolution No. 21 was passed unanimously by both the House and Senate. The House concurred with the Senate’s version on April 20. The resolution urges the federal government” to respect …

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Alaska Senate Passes Resolution Urging Feds to Respect State Marijuana Laws, Reconsider Marijuana as Schedule 1 Drug

A resolution urging the federal government to respect Alaska’s marijuana legalization law, and to consider a change in federal law, has been passed by the state’s full Senate. House Joint Resolution No. 21 urges the federal government” to respect the authority of the state to regulate marijuana use, production, and distribution and to honor previous …

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Alaska Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp

Alaska Governor Bill Walker has signed into law a bill legalizing industrial hemp. Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 6 today, which was filed by Senator Shelley Hughes. The measure was passed unanimously by both the Senate (18 to 0) and House of Representatives (36 to 0). The new law legalizes industrial hemp by separating hemp from …

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Alaska House Unanimously Approves Resolution Urging Feds to Respect Their Marijuana Law

Alaska’s House of Representatives is formally calling on the federal government to respect their marijuana laws. The House on Monday voted unanimously, 38 to 0, to pass a resolution asking the federal government to respect Alaska’s law that allows, regulates and taxes marijuana use, production and distribution. According to the Associated Press, the resolution also urges …

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Alaska House Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp

Alaska’s House of Representatives has given approval to a bill that would legalize industrial hemp.  Senate Bill 6 was passed today by the House of Representatives in a unanimous 36 to 0 vote. Filed by Senator Shelley Hughes, the proposal would separate hemp from the definition of marijuana, removing it entirely from the Alaska list …

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Alaska Garners Nearly $600k in Marijuana Taxes for July, Highest Month Yet

Alaska earned nearly $600,000 in taxes from marijuana sales in July, the most since the state began legal marijuana sales. In total Alaska garnered $577,901 in taxes from legal marijuana sales in July; this is according to the state’s Department of Revenue. The nearly $600,000 in taxes made in July is roughly a third of …

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Alaska Officials Vote to Allow On-Site Consumption of Marijuana at Retail Outlets

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board’s has voted 3 to 2 to establish rules allowing marijuana to be consumed on-site at licensed retail outlets. The approved proposal includes a specific set of rules and guidelines that would make Alaska the first state where on-site consumption of recreational marijuana is allowed at retail outlets. These include requiring …

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State’s First-Ever Cannabis Retail Outlet OKed in Alaska

By Associated Press Alaska marijuana regulators have approved the first permit for a cannabis retail store. The Alaska Marijuana Control Board on Thursday approved the permit for Frozen Budz, which will be located in Fairbanks. Co-owner Destiny Neade received a round of applause from the audience and clapped herself. As she walked back to her seat, …

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Alaska Marijuana Possession Laws

Alaska Marijuana Possession Laws:   1 ounce or less: No penalty   1 to 4 ounces in a private residence: No penalty   1 ounce, less than 4 ounces: Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail and/or $10,000 fine   4 ounces or more: Penalty: Felony with up to 5 years in prison …

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U.S. Senator Calls on Federal Government to Allow Gun Rights for Cannabis Consumers

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is calling on the federal government to allow those who possess and use cannabis legally under their state’s law to possess firearms without the fear of federal persecution. Murkowski actually opposed the initiative that legalized cannabis in Alaska, but now that her constituents have spoken, she’s doing what a lawmaker …

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